Crow-Luther Players Enter a New Era
I know we'll get there because we now have a catalyst to force change. I refer back to the main thing we wanted ... a community theater group that would be run professionally and bring excellence in cultural events to our rural, isolated area. The Crow-Luther Players has been formed and we have found a guy that knows what he's doing and has a passion for theater. He's a local gem named Phil Splitter and he has a large group of people around him who love theater too and are just as passionate!
I'm just the idea lady who asked one day at a ballgame, "Hey Phil could you direct a Christmas play for us at the theater?" Phil is interested but asks me questions I have no idea how to answer. Questions like, "Do we have a script?" "Do we have any people who will act or work in the production in other ways?" "Can I schedule an audition call?" Being the optimist that I am...my answer was of course, "Ummm...yes...yes...and yes!" Yikes!
But it turns out we did find a script..."The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!".....and we do have people who can act and are willing to work on a play production! Amazing...in a small town where there has not been much on the cultural side of life for, well, "forever." But, knowing the people I'm dealing with in our less-than-cultured town, when it came down to advertising for the "audition call" I called it an "organizational meeting" instead. This lessened the intense fear of never having had gotten up in front of people to "show 'em what ya got!" Turns out I know my people as there were some panicked faces in the theater on Sunday when we all met to "organize." Some asked Phil, "Do I have to audition?" and luckily we have a real professional at the helm because he made it fun and way less nerve-racking than I ...and they.... thought it would be.
And now, low and behold, we have a cast of 27 actors, 15 stage and productions people, and even a handful of baby angels that didn't audition but, hey, they are cute and we figure we'll start them young to build our future performers. We even have a little five year old girl who went through the auditions and so-captured Phil's heart that he has written in a special part just for her!
See what happens when we put ourselves out there? My motto is usually, "jump in and hope you can swim!" I learned how to swim early and so far I have been able to avoid the sharks and drowning....well, the drowning part may get me sooner or later.
---Swimming with my head just above water ... it's about at my chin!